While Frank Martin chastised the media before the season about calling his team’s non-conference schedule “soft”, his players have not handled the early slate as well as expected.
The Gamecocks dropped their second non-league game Thursday night, 76-60 to Temple, turning in a lackluster shooting performance and failing to get the ball inside where they’re usually most productive.
USC embarks on a three-game homestand against opponents it should handle starting Saturday against UMass. The Gamecocks follow with home contests against Wyoming and Coastal Carolina before a trip to Clemson on December 19th.
South Carolina has played just once inside Colonial Life Arena at this point in the season, with six of their first seven contests coming away from home.
Two of the Gamecocks’ leaders believe this home stretch can build some confidence:
Hassani Gravett and Frank Booker
South Carolina and UMass tip off Saturday at 2 PM at Colonial Life Arena.